Isle of Wight News

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An Isle of Wight first as literacy dog helps encourage pupils to read more

toby the dog

Toby, a 13 year old bearded collie is the first literacy dog to work in an Isle of Wight school. He recently spent time at Ryde Academy helping to encourage some young people to read.

Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 5:46pm

By Nat Nelson

Pan Lane closed and St George’s Road one way for four months

road ahead closed

St George's Way will be turned into a one-way road from 7th November and part of Pan Lane is also closed to allow the safe completion of the roundabout and carriageway widening works until February 2017.

Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 3:14pm

By IW Council Press Office

Fog warning for the Isle of Wight from tonight

pea-soup fog

Get ready to dive through pea soup overnight on the Isle of Wight as the Met Office issue a severe weather warning.

Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Share your Isle of Wight wartime memories with World War II history buff

germans in guernsey

An American World War II buff is keen to learn more about wartime Isle of Wight for his World War II newsletter and is also seeking Pen Pals from the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Formal application for Solent Combined Authority being submitted to Government

Solent leaders

A formal application for a Solent Combined Authority is being submitted to government after all of the councils involved approved the plans.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 3:54pm

By Lee Todd with 44 readers' comments

Remember, remember first aid in November


St John Ambulance issues simple first aid advice as the Isle of Wight prepares for Bonfire Night celebrations

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 12:06pm

By Kate Rutsch

Solent Devolution: Isle of Wight Executive vote to stay to hear Government offer (updated)


The Executive of the Isle of Wight council has decided to reject the outcome of last week's council vote - enabling them to stay at the Solent Devolution negotiation table so they can hear what deal might be on offer from the Government.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 6:41pm

By Simon Perry with 39 readers' comments

Live coverage: Executive to consider Solent Devolution motion (Updated)

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Although full council have voted against the motion, over 70 per cent of those responding to the public consultation voted in favour of moving power and funding to a combined authority. Tonight's Executive Committee will make their decision on the motion to explore the deal further.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments

Strategy to tackle cause and effects of neglect on children launched

child on steps

Called ‘Hampshire and Isle of Wight Neglect Strategy 2016’, the strategy has been developed by safeguarding professionals in partnership from across the region.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office

Solent Devolution: Executive does not have a mandate say Conservative councillors

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight Conservative councillors, who appear to be in favour of devolution, but would prefer talks to escalate with Hampshire rather than Southampton and Portsmouth, urge the Executive to take note of the recommendation made by 17 members at last week's full council.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:17am

By Chris Whitehouse with 21 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Clarifying what was voted down – and how it could be overruled (updated)


It struck me there was confusion about what the Solent Devolution vote was actually about this week – in and out of the Chamber. There’s also a chance that it might be overruled next week.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 8:14pm

By Sally Perry with 97 readers' comments

Residents warned to beware of Blue Badge scams


Don't be tricked into paying for online services to renew or make blue badge applications. You can do for free through the government’s blue badge page.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments